My SLM (Satellite Listings Magazine) has FIFTY-odd channels to list the details of. Thus it tends to give scant information – often just the titles of the programmes. And it is RIDDLED with misspellings and other cock-ups – some of which are hilarious in themselves.
Thus when I saw, in the wee small hours of Sunday, on DiggerVision, a programme simply listed as “The Benny Hinn Show”, I thought, “Oh, Benny Hill. Looks like he finally made it to the Orient.” This didn’t totally surprise me, as “Mr Bean” is very popular here. And in The States, Benny is considered to be CULTURE!
And while Mr Hill has never been my favourite performer, in the interests of naustalgia, I decided to diskify an edition. So come Sunday night, I sat down expectantly. As I pushed the “play” button, it occurred to me that maybe there really WAS an entertainer called Benny Hinn. Perhaps some gurning fool in Korea? But no.
Benny Hinn is an American TV evangelist.
It took me five minutes to stop laughing. Benny Hinn is the classic stage god-botherer. Extreme tan. Extreme hair. You’ve seen ’em. Even my wife, who’s Thai, fell about laughing!
I like to think that in Another Place – where the dead watch the living – Benny Hill was PISSING himself!
[for a piece on Benny HILL, checkout the following… https://corneliusatloppers.wordpress.com/2009/05/22/cornelius-on-benny-hill/]